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May 15, 2009

General Mills sells Cedar Rapids facility on Wenig Road

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General Mills announced today an agreement to sell its fresh bread mixes business to Georgia-based Flowers Foods for an undisclosed amount.

MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills announced today an agreement to sell its fresh bread mixes business to Georgia-based Flowers Foods for an undisclosed amount. It is the company’s understanding that Flowers Foods will operate the facility at 1000 Wenig Road, N.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and retain employees after closure of the deal. The company acquired the plant with its acquisition of the Pillsbury Company in 2001.

About General Mills
One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in over 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., General Mills had fiscal 2008 global net sales of US$14.9 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.



For more information, contact:

Heidi Geller
General Mills
763-764-6364